Did you hear?...The father of modern backpacking, Colin Fletcher, has died

Colin Fletcher, author of "The Complete Walker" and "The Man Who Walked Through Time" and the person many consider to be the father of modern backpacking, died June 12 of natural causes.
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Colin Fletcher, author of "The Complete Walker" and "The Man Who Walked Through Time" and the person many consider to be the father of modern backpacking, died June 12 of natural causes at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Calif. He was 85.

To read what GearTrends® had to say about Fletcher in the GearTrends® Summer Outdoor magazine article on Outdoor Pioneers, click here. Click here to link to an excellent obit tribute to Fletcher on Backpacker.com. 

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